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“The Ancient, Useless, Dangerous, and Filthy Rite of Vaccination”: Public Health, Public Enemy?

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores how We Medicine in the form of vaccination appears to be old news. It briefly recounts the history of resistance to mass vaccination, which includes themes of government ... More


Vaccines for Adolescents and Teens

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents vaccines for adolescents and teens. Meningococcus is a bacterium that causes two serious infections: meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord; and ... More


Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book answers questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, it explains how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, it ... More


A Preliminary Analysis of Public Commentary Supporting and Opposing Mandatory HPV Vaccination: Implications for Policy

Lorie L. Sicafuse and Monica K. Miller

in Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199934218
eISBN:
9780199356874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934218.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Lawmakers considering controversial legislation mandating HPV vaccination for pre-teen girls will likely incorporate public sentiment into their decisions. Doing so may increase public perceptions of ... More


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